Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 70. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Beer Burger Conquest Dinner

NY Burger Week culminates at Alewife in Long Island City with a beer and burger pairing dinner. There will be a menu featuring five gourmet burgers made from five different animals—each expertly paired with a top-rated craft beer by the Alewife’s beer sommelier, Patrick Donagher. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Hospital expansion passes important hurdle 

The state Health Department has approved a major facelift of a western Queens hospital. Read more: New York Daily News

3 women, missing for a decade, found alive in Ohio

The voice of the long-missing woman was frantic and breathless, choking back tears. “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.” Read more: AP/ABC New York

Quinn offers plan to add slots for gifted in city schools

Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements. Read more: New York Times

State Senator John Sampson surrenders to face corruptions charges

A New York state senator from Brooklyn, once among Albany’s most powerful politicians, is surrendered to authorities Monday to face corruption charges. Read more: ABC New York

Shoring up Rockaway beaches before another hurricane season hits

The city is turning to war zones for ideas on how to hold back the raging Atlantic Ocean on storm-battered Rockaway. Read more: New York Daily News

Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. Read more: AP